Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

The placebo effect is not all

The placebo effect is not all in your mind

What the placebo effect tells us about the healing power of the brain. David Servan-Schreiber | May 2009 issue In the lab, Takeo couldn't stand it anymore. The itching was driving him crazy. He watched his right arm turn red and wondered why he’d decided to take part in this experiment. He knew Read More...

Had it with the heartburn? Try

Had it with the heartburn? Try a Mediterranean diet

 April 2009 issue When I was a young assistant professor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I often woke in the night with heartburn. I mentioned it to a few colleagues, who were surprised to hear I didn’t take an antacid every night—as they did—to prevent acid buildup in the stomach. At the Read More...

O. Carl Simonton: Alternative

O. Carl Simonton: Alternative healing

O. Carl Simonton was nominated by H.R.H. Princess Irene of the Netherlands for alternative methods in cancer research. Carol Greenhouse | Jan/Feb 2009 issue O. Carl Simonton, Founder and medical director, Simonton Cancer Center. Malibu, California Photo: Firstline Schools, Inc. O. Carl Read More...

Amit Sood: Restoring well-bein

Amit Sood: Restoring well-being with complementary medicine

Economist Noreena Hertz says Amit Sood utilizes his great insights into the mind-body connection in his position at the Mayo Clinic. Lara Endreszl | Jan/Feb 2009 issue Amit Sood, Director of research, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Mayo Clinic. Rochester, Minnesota Mayo Read More...

At our fingertips

At our fingertips

Want to make the most of preventive medicine? Supplement your annual physical with the ancient Chinese technique of pulse diagnosis. Tijn Touber | September 2008 issue "Good news. We didn’t find anything." The doctor delivered her verdict from the doorway of my room in the emergency ward of a Read More...

Prescription for peace

Prescription for peace

Bernard Lown invented the defibrillator, saving the lives of countless heart attack victims. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his ongoing campaign against nuclear weapons. And at 86, he’s still delivering shocks to the system. Marco Visscher | June 2008 issue The décor of Bernard Lown's home in Read More...

Small can be healthy

Small can be healthy

Toxins like radon and even DDT may have beneficial effects at very low doses. Ursula Sautter | May 2008 issue A glass of red wine after dinner a couple of times a week can help prevent heart disease; a nightly magnum of the stuff will corrode your liver. This is pretty much accepted wisdom. But Read More...

How to get into the health hab

How to get into the health habit

Editors | Jan/Feb 2009 issue   Integrative medicine begins with the basics: what you eat, what you do and how you think. Here are three tips for staying healthy from Victoria Maizes, executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Eat a healthy diet. “The Mediterranean Read More...